Sunday, March 31, 2019

Facebook keeps asking for our trust even as it loses control of our data

How a week’s worth of events undermined Facebook’s credibility

The good news about the Facebook data breach is that it affected fewer people than previously believed — a rarity, in the cybersecurity realm. The bad news is that the types of data stolen were quite personal, and could have bad consequences for the 14 million people affected.


Microsoft’s Surface Pro has long been the flagship of the company’s increasingly diverse range of Surface hardware. It’s the tablet that can also be a laptop
, and the byproduct of refinement since the original Surface RT that launched six years ago. When you think of Surface, you immediately think of Surface Pro. It’s the most popular Surface device and Apple, Google, HP, Dell, and Lenovo have all copied elements of the Surface Pro.

Biodegradable implant provides electrical stimulation that speeds nerve regeneration

First example of a bioelectronic medicine

Researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves healing of a damaged nerve. Their device delivered pulses of electricity to damaged nerves in rats after a surgical repair process, accelerating the regrowth of nerves and enhancing the recovery of muscle strength and control. The device is the size of a dime and the thickness of a sheet of paper.

A Samsung smartphone with four rear cameras, and the rest of the current tech rumors

OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 6T is the update to the 6, pictured here. The new version will have a fingerprint reader in the screen.

Building Your OWN PC


With a little help, anyone can build a customized computer.

Building your own PC from scratch gives you the freedom to choose the exact
specifications you want, and it often saves money as well. However, the idea can be daunting. You have to source the components, stick them all together, troubleshoot problems, ensure everything works, and install an operating system—all of which requires a lot more work than just buying a computer.

Google Pixel Smartphone Camera

Pixel 3 XL

This year has been one of refinement for flagship smartphones. In August month, Samsung announced its Galaxy Note 9 and, while it’s powerful and
has a few interesting new hardware tweaks—including a liquid cooled processor—it didn’t exactly revolutionize the Galaxy universe. Then Apple announced the new iPhone XS models, which provided a similar refinement to the iPhone X that came before them.

Let's Talk About Security

ibm x-force red penetration tester david bryan on the need for devops to slow down for security

This story was originally published on LinuxInsider on May 29, 2018, and is brought to you today as part of our Best of ECT News series.

Ultra-light gloves let users 'touch' virtual objects

Scientists have developed an ultra-light glove -- weighing less than 8 grams per finger -- that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects. Their system provides extremely realistic haptic feedback and could run on a battery, allowing for unparalleled freedom of movement.

Engineers and software developers around the world are seeking to create technology that lets users touch, grasp and manipulate virtual objects, while feeling like they are actually touching something in the real world.

World's fastest camera freezes time at 10 trillion frames per second in this time

Researchers have developed what they call T-CUP: the world's fastest camera, capable of capturing ten trillion frames per second. This new camera literally makes it possible to freeze time to see phenomena -- and even light! -- in extremely slow motion.

The trillion-frame-per-second compressed ultrafast photography system.

Kin of gravitational wave source discovered

According to new research, an object named GRB150101B -- first reported as a gamma-ray burst in 2015 -- shares remarkable similarities with GW170817, the neutron star merger discovered by LIGO and observed by multiple light-gathering telescopes in 2017. The new analysis suggests that these two separate objects may in fact be directly related.

Technology to the Next Level

Taking Touch Technology to the Next Level

MADISON, Wis. — From touch to voice and gesture controls, there is no end in sight of the evolution of human-machine interfaces. Time and time again,
it is a new user interface — whatever it might be — that has proven crucial in influencing consumer purchases.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Review

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro is the most powerful consumer drone you can buy thanks to its gimbal-stabilized Hasselblad camera with a 1-inch CMOS sensor for
stunning aerial 4K video and photos.


Kaugnay na larawan

Apple iPhone XR review: The LCD is not OLED, not bad either
Apple’s intention was clearly to offer a phone that is more affordable. So it has
cut some corners to bring down the cost of the phone. Hence a significant change is the use of an LCD display instead of OLED, what Apple calls a Liquid Retina display. Also, this display is not full HD at 828 x 1792 pixels. With the different types of content I would regularly consume, I could not really see much of a difference in comparison to the iPhone XS Max.

Analysts Foresee Supply Chain Impact from Chip Hack Report

Analysts Foresee Supply Chain Impact from Chip Hack Report

TAIPEI — Analysts expect changes in the global electronics supply chain following a report that Chinese spies planted chips in the servers of
nearly 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple.

Roku Premiere The Cheapest Way To 4K

Roku Premiere The Cheapest Way To 4K

Roku continues to push the price of 4K streaming down with the new $40 Premiere. The device supports 4K, HDR10, and Dolby Atmos playback
and costs even less than Amazon’s recently announced $49.99 Fire TV Stick 4K.

A New Smart Doorbell With A Wide Angle Camera

SimpliSafe Releases A New Smart Doorbell With A Wide Angle Camera

Home security system company SimpliSafe launched a new smart standalone doorbell today with heat sensors and motion detectors. It’s the company’s
first product that’s technically not inside the home.

Oculus Is Launching New Avatars For Realistic VR Representation

Oculus Is Launching New Avatars For Realistic VR Representation

Oculus VR is moving closer to realistic representations of human beings in virtual reality, and the company today announced a new milestone in that quest: so-called Expressive Avatars. These new avatars will be even more lifelike, using “simulated eye and mouth movement and micro-expressions,” says product manager Lucy Chen, that will help make it look and feel like you’re interacting with a human being in the real world. The news was announced at the Oculus Connect developer conference this morning in San Jose, California alongside the company’s new standalone Quest headset.

The Age of Echo Accessories

The Age of New Echos Is Over; The Age of Echo Accessories!

Amazon just threw its big Echo event, and while the company announced a massive slate of hardware that touches almost every aspect of our
connected lives, the most interesting part was what wasn’t there — new Alexa hardware. Instead (with a few exceptions, which we’ll get into) most of Amazon’s event was focused on either enhancements to existing Echo products, or offering new ways to expand or extend the Echo into new areas or fields.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Review

Samsung Galaxy Watch

We've tested the Samsung Galaxy Watch for nearly a full day, and even though it isn't the Samsung Gear S4, it's a true upgrade with new features and
pleasing aesthetics.  


Honor 8X review: A decent performer, but with a few compromises

Resulta ng larawan para sa honor 8x

Honor 8X, Huawei’s latest mid-range offering, is a glass-encased smartphone that features a phablet-size 6.5-inch full HD+ display and dual camera set up
at the back. While Honor 8 came with a thick bezel front-fascia, the new Honor 8X has adopted the trending notch design and comes with a screen-to-body-ratio of 91 per cent.

Flexible Electronics made from Exotic Materials

Engineers have developed a technique to fabricate ultrathin semiconducting films made from a host of exotic materials other than silicon. To demonstrate their technique, the researchers fabricated flexible films made from gallium arsenide, gallium nitride, and lithium fluoride -- materials that exhibit better performance than silicon but until now have been prohibitively expensive to produce in functional devices.

Counter Strike:GO Player "forsaken" Caught Cheating While Representing India In Global Tournament In China

People are often tempted to cheat in online games. Not only is it bad karma, it can also get you instantly banned from the game.

However, it's downright stupid to try it in a tournament at the professional level. Well, that's exactly what one Indian pro player just did.

OpTic India forsaken